Cetronia’s Youth Programs are designed to offer a hands-on experience that is educational, fun and rewarding. Participants will be encouraged to use their knowledge, experience and abilities to entrench themselves in the community and to help provide emergency medical services. Cetronia's Youth Programs will provide you with the opportunity for life-saving:
- CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Want to know more about EMS? Interested youth are given the opportunity to observe and ride-a-long with a nationally accredited Cetronia Ambulance crew. Under the supervision of Cetronia’s highly skilled Paramedics & EMT’s, observers will witness firsthand what it like is to be on an ambulance and respond to emergency calls. Cetronia staff will also come to your youth group to give an overview of EMS, its career opportunities and demonstrations of life-saving equipment.
Please contact our Education Department for more information on ride-a-longs or any of the following youth programs.
Emergency Services Youth Summer Camp This camp will offer youth the opportunity to learn more about the important role that public safety workers play in the community, as well as provider a basic understanding for pursuing a fulfilling career in emergency services. During the week long camp, youth will have the chance to participate in the following aspects of emergency services - vehicle extrication and rescue, CPR and First Aid, interact with Police and Fire K-9's, see the Allentown Bomb Robot, water rescue and safety techniques, fire fighting and emergency communications. This program is sponsored by Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the South Whitehall Township Police, South Whitehall Township Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Cetronia Fire Department, Greenawalds Fire/Rescue and Woodlawn Fire Department. The camp is FREE to any youth age 12-16, space is limited to 20. For more information and to download a registration brochure, please click here
Teen Associate Program Cetronia’s Teen Associate Program (TAP), allows youth age 14-18 who are certified as Emergency Responders or higher to serve as a third person on Cetronia’s basic and advanced life support ambulances. Teen associates are given firsthand experience in assisting a crew to administer pre-hospital emergency medical care.
Emergency Medical Responder Cetronia Ambulance Corps offers the Emergency Medical Responder course at various times throughout the year to individuals over the age of 14 that are interested in EMS. It is a 48 hour training course in which students will learn Advanced First Aid, CPR, AED and Oxygen Administration. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be nationally certified as Emergency Medical Responders. The next class is scheduled for Sunday, January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 10th, 17th & 24th from 12:00 - 7:00 PM. Click here for more information or to sign up please contact our Education Department
Boy/Girl Scout Merit Badges Cetronia Ambulance Corps instructors are trained to provide BSA Merit Badge training for Eagle Scout required First Aid and Emergency Preparedness, as well as Ready Man training. Cetronia also conducts First Aid practice and drills in accordance with BSA guidelines.
Community Service/Graduation Project Cetronia Ambulance Corps provides high school students an exciting and fast-paced environment for them to complete community service or fulfill their state required graduation projects. Successful students typically have an interest in healthcare or public safety.